Palace of Europe, Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg was chosen as the capital of the European Union because the city became a symbol of reconciliation after the Second World War. Designed by Henry Bernard (a French architect), the ultramodern Palais de l'Europe was built from 1972 to 1977 as a fortress-like structure of nine stories.

The Palais de l'Europe is used as the principal building for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Members of the European Parliament meet in the building's Assembly Chamber, a vast tent-like space with a circular seating layout.

The Palais de l'Europe is open to the public for visits; tours are available in English, French, and German. Besides taking a tour, another rewarding thing to do is attend a Parliamentary Assembly debate, held in the Assembly Chamber during a plenary session.'Europe.JPG'Europe.JPG's_Palace_of_Europe_2014_01.JPG's_Palace_of_Europe_2014_01.JPG

Opening Hours

07:00 - 21:00
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10:00 - 17:00

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